The wedding season is upon us and in full flow now. As we sit here editing a lovely Jewish wedding that took place in Park Lane central London from last week, and another from Theobalds Park in Hertfordshire, we got to thinking what motivates us most about the work that we do. Other photographers specialising in different areas of our profession sometimes ask us “why wedding photography?” It’s almost as if it is some kind of lesser genre to them! Well as people who have been photographing professionally for just over ten years now, originally in portrait, commercial and fashion photography, weddings are where we see the most creativity and satisfaction. It is also the most demanding kind of work because there are no second chances, it is literally a case of once only moments that must be captured beautifully every time. Light conditions, weather, subject matter and venue change constantly and that’s just on one day. But that’s the thrill, and creating images that will be shown to generations to come is a lasting reward for us.
But if you had to ask what the best bit of being London and home counties wedding photographers is, we would have to say it is the people we get to work with. First and foremost that means some really wonderful couples, but also it’s great to meet their friends and family too. Every other wedding these days whether that’s in the capital or further afield, it seems we run into someone that has seen us working at someone else’s special day. A great deal of our commissions come from personal recommendations and that too is a very satisfying feeling.
The featured image here is from Julie and Ed’s wedding at Vinopolis and Southwark Cathedral. These guys were a perfect example of a great couple who made the day extra special for us too. Sadly Vinopolis ended it’s fantastic run as a wedding venue just a few short months later. But now we all have fantastic memories of both the place and the day. Love was the drug that brought them together, and our love of what we do and the people we work with is what keeps us fresh and motivated every day!
To take a closer look at Julie and Ed’s wedding check out the blog link here: Southwark Cathedral and Vinopolis wedding
By David Green